Do you put yourself in others? shoes and try to understand their experiences?
Do we reach out to persons in need?
“My religion is kindness.”The Dalai Lama
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view
until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
”If you do not care for each other, who will care for you?”
”The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?”Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book
“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”Emily Dickinson
“We have to continue to practice mindfulness and reconciliation until we can see a child’s body of skin and bones in Uganda or Ethiopia as our own, until the hunger and pain in the bodies of all [people] are our own. [Then] we can do the real work to help alleviate suffering.”Thich Nhat Hanh